Whole Pet Wellness Veterinary Services is pleased to offer remote healthcare services for our established clients and patients. With telemedicine, you can easily schedule and hold a virtual consultation from the comfort of your home whenever your pet is sick or injured.
While telemedicine cannot replace the benefits of an in-person exam, it may serve as an adjunctive means without requiring us to come to your home. With virtual communication, the doctor can assist in diagnosing and managing a variety of conditions. We will also be able to determine whether your pet needs to be seen, by whom (our team or perhaps an emergency clinic), and with what level of urgency.
As animals cannot verbally convey how they are feeling, veterinarians rely heavily on physical exams and testing to correctly diagnose a patient. Therefore, when in doubt, the recommendation will always be to schedule an in-person appointment.
Please note that due to Colorado law, veterinarians are not permitted to diagnose, treat, or prescribe medication without an existing “Veterinary-Client-Patient-Relationship” (VCPR). The current standard of care to satisfy this requirement is a physical exam of the pet within one calendar year. Therefore, this service is only available to active clients whose pets have received an in-person physical exam within the last twelve months.
If you are a new client or have a pet that is not up to date on their exam, we can offer advice and make general recommendations but cannot officially diagnose or dispense medication.
To get started, simply download the TeleVet app on the iTunes or Google Play store and create your personal profile. Then, whenever the need for veterinary care arises, you can submit a consultation request right from the app. Upload pictures or videos, send and receive instant messages, and talk with the doctor face to face through a video conference call.
Have questions or concerns? Give us a call. We are here to help!